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Front Squat vs Barbell Curl

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Overall comparison

The daily number of front squat lifts entered on Strength Level is less than the daily number of barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Daily count 316 586 ↓270 ↓46%
Total lifts entered 639,893 907,881 ↓267,988 ↓30%

Male comparison

The average front squat entered by men on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of men entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 229.5 lb 101.7 lb ↑127.8 lb ↑126%
Elite lift 377.2 lb 197.4 lb ↑179.9 lb ↑91%
Average bodyweight 177.8 lb 172.1 lb ↑5.7 lb ↑3%
Lifts analysed 181,368 247,891 ↓66,523 ↓27%

Female comparison

The average front squat entered by women on Strength Level is heavier than the average barbell curl.

The bodyweight of women entering front squat lifts on Strength Level is on average heavier than those entering barbell curl lifts.

Metric Front Squat Barbell Curl Difference Percent
Average lift 136.7 lb 53.7 lb ↑83 lb ↑155%
Elite lift 230.4 lb 118.1 lb ↑112.4 lb ↑95%
Average bodyweight 142.8 lb 142.5 lb ↑0.3 lb ↑0%
Lifts analysed 54,544 27,100 ↑27,444 ↑101%

More comparisons

Compare front squat versus one of the following exercises:

Bench Press Squat Deadlift Shoulder Press Barbell Curl Military Press Bent Over Row Incline Bench Press Hex Bar Deadlift Sumo Deadlift Romanian Deadlift EZ Bar Curl Hip Thrust Close Grip Bench Press Barbell Shrug Tricep Extension Seated Shoulder Press Box Squat T-Bar Row Floor Press Rack Pull Lying Tricep Extension Stiff Legged Deadlift Barbell Lunge Preacher Curl Pendlay Row Decline Bench Press Zercher Squat Upright Row Wrist Curl Bulgarian Split Squat Landmine Squat Split Squat Good Morning Reverse Wrist Curl Reverse Barbell Curl Reverse Grip Bench Press

See also

Barbell Curl vs Front Squat Front Squat Standards Barbell Curl Standards